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Old August 14th, 2011, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Screen Protectors, Who uses them?

Who uses a screen protector on there devices?
I've just had the one that came with my FT3 lift and wouldn't reset so I pulled it of to replace with the provided spare.

OMG now I know why I hate the things I just could not get it to go on strait or bubble free and now has left me with 2 questions.
1, How tough are the touch screen pannels
2, Who uses these stupid film overlays?

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Old August 14th, 2011, 02:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Zagg. They are really good IMO. I ordered online and took it to Best Buy and they put in on for like 5 bucks. No bubbles or issues.
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I use Zagg too. I've been using the same protector on my Droid 2 for 4 months, and it still works great! I ordered it online and installed it myself. It cost $15, but it is well worth the price. It fits the screen perfectly, doesn't detract from the image on the screen, and never comes loose. I highly recommend it if Zagg makes a protector for your device.
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I have an EVO and I just picked up a protector at Sprint. Its scratched, so I believe that if I didn't have the protector the screen would be in bad shape.

I recommend everyone purchase a screen protector.
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I Don't use it at all on Moto Triumph
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How much is your phone worth... to you???

I use a screen protector on every phone in my family... Sure, it takes a few minutes to make sure they are installed straight and with no bubbles or dust underneath- but big deal!


I too once thought I was better than a mere screen protector... until I scratched my last phone because I had something else in my hand with my phone, and the screen got scratched bad...

So, every phone has a screen protector on it now.
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I use Zagg too. I've been using the same protector on my Droid 2 for 4 months, and it still works great! I ordered it online and installed it myself. It cost $15, but it is well worth the price. It fits the screen perfectly, doesn't detract from the image on the screen, and never comes loose. I highly recommend it if Zagg makes a protector for your device.
I second this. I have an Atrix and rather pay $15 to protect the screen then replacing the screen its self. It gets real gripy when first cleaned, but that's understandable and i can deal with that. I don't like the slippery screens, which I have, since my finger tends to slid somewhere I don't want it too.
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I'm getting one for my Inspire, but I've had them on my Ipod Touch's. Well worth it, as they are much easier to clean, very hard to notice, and do protect the screen from SMALL scratches.

IMO it is best to have a second person with you when putting on the screen protector. My friend would use a credit card or some other flat surface to evenly press on the protector as I applied it. No bubbles at all.
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I still use ScreenPatronus. Well worth the investment... inexpensive and effective.
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Current smartphone screens are getting tougher and tougher. I got a galaxy s2 and i'm not using a screen protecter. A friend of mine has the galaxy s and always puts it in the same pocket as his keys. No scratches on it so far and he almost has it a year now. So why use a screen protecter, you'll only lose precision on your touchscreen.
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I was at the mall and bought one of those GhostArmor screen protectors. It was 25$ with professional application and also came with a lifetime warranty. I pay nothing when I get a new phone/need a replacement.
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I use a kind of wallet that my phone clips in to and then on the other 'flap' it has card holders for bank cards and such. Once folded over it protects my screen.
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Got the ZAGG on my Charge and just love it!!! Highly recommend
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My old Hero's pretty beat up in terms of the case... Been droped more than a few times but the screen's still perfect. Not a mark on it.

When I got my Play I brought some protectors just because they came cheap with a case. Lasted about a week before I got sick of it. (Then I realised the play already comes with one. Pain in the ass to get off too, feels like your pulling the screen off it's stuck on so well.)
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I have been using the simple protectors that come in 3-packs. Every time I walk by the Zagg booth at the mall, I realize that I need one of those. Soon... Very soon.
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I use screen protector for my ipad and get it here with other ipad accessories. It's free shipping. Matte Anti-Glare Screen Protector/ Guard/ Film for iPad Sale at Screen Protectors & Styluses Accessories Store - Geartaker.com.
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I have an EVO and I just picked up a protector at Sprint. Its scratched, so I believe that if I didn't have the protector the screen would be in bad shape.

I recommend everyone purchase a screen protector.
A scratched plastic item does not indicate the glass it was protecting would have scratched..
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Gotta love ZAGG!! I love the feel and life time warranty. Mine got scratched & they sent me a new one for FREE!!! Just pay the postage for the new one sent to you and the postage to send the old one back to them.

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I bought the cheapest ones I found on eBay, bought 6 of them for like $2 shipped. I went through 3 of them before I got it on there right, bubble free, straight, and it's on there perfect now. The only problem I have with it now is it shows smudges like crazy, a lot worse than without the screen protector on there. I always use them though, I wouldn't take it off, I'm too worried about scratching the screen.
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well, i still have the protective plastic on my screen that came with the LG Esteem as it shipped new :-)

so how about phones with the new gorilla glass screens like the LG Esteem? do we really need to use a screen protector with the Gorilla Glass?

i have a couple of new screen protectors waiting to be applied -- but the protective plastic that came on the phone new is still working and looking good, so i haven't removed it yet.....
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I use them because if my phone screen were to get scratched, the screen protector would be there to protect it and it's cheap enough for me to just get another one.
I wouldn't want my phone to have a permanent scratch or dent during the two years I use it. I want it to last as long as it can in the best condition it can.
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This is a long running debate but if you have a decent phone the only thing that can scratch your screen is sand (since it's also glass) And even that is generally rare.

Look at my Nexus 1, it's scratched all to hell on the back from keeping it in a pocket with keys and a money clip - but not a single scratch on the glass.



So while you can get scratches from sand, as long as you are a bit careful screen protectors aren't really needed. (Unless you prefer the anti-glare aspect, or feeling of it).
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I got a body glove cover for my S2, and it came with a screen protector. I don't really like the feel, but am really paranoid about scratches. I know the phone has gorilla glass and all, but is it really as strong as every one says, or is it advertising hype?
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Does anybody know whether or not the Xperia Neo V is equipped with this fabled "Gorilla Glass"?
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Gorilla is mostly just a brand name for hardened glass -- the same ideas apply to any hardened glass.

Watch out for grains of sand and rocks, but otherwise very few things will scratch it (ie metal, like a key chain, wont scratch smartphone glass)
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Nice little aside here which is an additional reason to use a screen protector The newest android screens are so sensitive that hovering your finger near a button or link will click it. A couple years back by accident I goofed and left the outer clear plastic on my screen protector and didn't notice till it was time to replace the protector I was very pleased that the screen wasn't as sensitive as before and more surprised to see the real protector was still unscratched beneath the clear cover. Now, as a matter of habit, I leave the outer clear cover on the screen protector which doubles the protection and eliminates sensitive screen syndrome. It's evidently made of the same polymer as the protector because it stands up to some nasty abuse.
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Wondering that myself, actually.
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It comes down to two things mostly:

1) If you're careful and you dont live near the beach, you probably dont need it.

2) If you occasionally drop stuff, and/or get sand or dirt in the places you will keep the phone, a screen protector can be helpful.

It will reduce sensitivity, but most people dislike that, (although some do like it).

Nothing wrong with getting one if you think you want/need it. But it's far from an absolute must with hardened glass (gorilla or other brands)
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I got one mostly for the peace of mind.
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I have a Zagg on my new bolt as double reassurance. Not just peace of mind, but because I visit my parents who live at the beach often and participate in a large number of outdoor activities where my screen can become damaged.

The last thing I want to do is have a tiny mark on my screen when it could have been prevented.
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Personally, I also use screen protectors because I tend to have sweaty/oily hands and I hate leaving smudges on my screen. Though I'm dissatisfied with my current clarivue protector, as the plastic scratches even with a light touch of my fingernail, and it seems to be stretching itself randomly...
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Current smartphone screens are getting tougher and tougher. I got a galaxy s2 and i'm not using a screen protecter. A friend of mine has the galaxy s and always puts it in the same pocket as his keys. No scratches on it so far and he almost has it a year now. So why use a screen protecter, you'll only lose precision on your touchscreen.
I have used one on my devices vid/cams, camerasand phone screens since i first heard of them years ago, and almost a year on my galaxy S (second) and has saved me a few bad scratches along the way. and have never noticed any loss in precision or screen quality. have use the cheap and expensive ones they all do a good job esp the silicone ones.
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I use a spare one I had for my psp ..works great!!!
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i use the zaag invisible for my samsung phone
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I like my Galaxy S II X Screen far too much to put a screen protector on, like all have said sand is your only enemy.
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I've used Skinomi screen protectors for my past few phones and have been pretty happy. Is there anything else someone recommends? Just got my Galaxy Nexus (!!) and looking to find a good skin protector.

I really think all phones should start including one (honestly more useful than having my 10th pair of crappy earbuds).
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I use XO Skins. They don't have orange peel or rubbery texture like other military grade ones. Plus they do a killer job of hiding fingerprints.
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I use one just in case my screen gets scratched or something. Its worth the money and u have to put them on in a dust free area and use a credit card to flatten it properly to avoid bubbles
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I used Zagg fullbody plus a candy shell.
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I just had Best Buy install a Zaag Invisible Shield screen protector on my Motorola Electrify. I was using a USCC brand screen protector. The Zaag, so far, is worth the extra $'s.
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I have a Casio Commando (toughest phone IMO) and I have used screen protectors on all my past phones.

1st reason is for the scratch protection on the screen however minimal it provides, the 2nd reason is that anytime glass breaks/cracks, shards of glass can go flying and having a screen protector prevents anyone from getting cut or leaving a mess of glass.
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My phone was delivered with a screen protector already applied, so I did not see the need to apply an extra one. Also: I like the screen like this. It feels very silky and smooth.
I spent like 5 minutes behind the sewing machine and made a little pouch lined with flannel. My phone lives there when I take it anywhere or when I'm not using it.
I am also pretty gentle and careful with my gadgets, so I think this and the scratch resistant glass is enough.
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I'm extremely careful with my devices and really picky, so I use a screen protector no matter what because even a tiny scratch on my phone annoys me. I want my phone looking like new all the time.
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Who uses a screen protector on there devices?
I've just had the one that came with my FT3 lift and wouldn't reset so I pulled it of to replace with the provided spare.

OMG now I know why I hate the things I just could not get it to go on strait or bubble free and now has left me with 2 questions.
1, How tough are the touch screen pannels
2, Who uses these stupid film overlays?
I completely understand where you're coming from, sometimes it can be a hassle. However, the few minutes that it takes to apply a screen protector can protect your phone from nicks and scratches- which will ultimately make your phone easier to sell to another person or to Sprint's buyback program.(they buyback most carrier's devices) Some people don't believe screen protectors make a difference- but if you apply them properly and use another protective shield (i.e) Otterbox is a great case- it will definitely keep your phone in great condition!
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I used Zagg fullbody plus a candy shell.
I'm curious about the Zagg fullbody for my Rezound. I've used the their screen shields before and actually really like the soft, bouncier feel to them. Is the fully body just the same thing all around? Are you saying you put a hard case over the zagg? It must not add much bulk at all then.

Anyone have any experience with the ZaggSkins? I'm curious as to how nice the printing looks in person.
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The brand I use and have had great results with is the KlearKare screen protector.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Love Screen Protectors! I'm very careful with my phones, but I always buy one, no matter if its the cheap stuff, it still works.

I have tried the regular clear one, the mirrored ones, and the anti-glare ones.

The mirrored ones are ok but after a while the mirror starts to fade on the edges and just makes your phone look hideous! I only got one because I had a chrome CaseMate casing on my iPhone 3GS and it just completed the "Chrome" look to it. It did look awesome though! The only problem with these though are the sunlight, it makes it impossible to use your phone out in the daylight!

The Clear and Anti-Glare ones are a tie for me, they are both better than the Mirrored Screen Protectors.

The Clear one is great if your the kind of person that likes to make their phone look shiny. Its usable in the sunlight, a little hard to see but definitely usable.

The Anti-Glare Screen Protector takes away the Screen's shininess, but it makes it a whole lot easier to use in sunlight. I also like it cause the Matte finishing on it doesn't let your fingers stick on the screen like the screen's glass or the clear screen protectors do.

I love the shininess of my phone's screen, but I guess I kinda dig the Anti-Glare slightly more.

I have a SGS2 now and that baby has a screen protector on it, its the clear one, IDK if I should get the Anti-Glare one for it yet, maybe once I get tired of the clear one.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #50 (permalink)
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a screen protector is a good cheap way to protect the most integral part of any mobie device, regardless of generation. and seeing as how all of the phones nowadays are touchscreens, why not spend 3 bucks (shipped) on amazon for a five-pack of screenies and not have to worry about it for a while?
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